Friday practice sessions could be extended from 90 to 120 minutes next year in a bid to help young drivers gain formula one mileage.
That is the claim of Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, revealing that the proposal authored by team bosses and F1 race director Charlie Whiting will be put to the forthcoming meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.
The extended session would be to give extra preparatory and running time for teams, with race drivers and test drivers eligible to drive the same car during a single session.
The 'test drivers' eligible to drive in the extended first practice session will have to have an international A license, and have contested no more than two grands prix...
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